Microwave Crispy Garlic Chips

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2024

The amount of effort it takes to make golden, crisp garlic chips is tiny in comparison to their power to elevate your meals—with the help of the microwave, you're only minutes away from a savory, crunchy topping for your soups, salads, stir-fries, burgers, or egg dishes.

Microwave Crispy Garlic Chips


Fried garlic delivers bursts of crunch and savory flavor, but it's easy to overcook, and it requires constant stirring. To make the method failproof and more hands-off, we fried ½ cup of thinly sliced garlic in ½ cup of vegetable oil in a b...